Big Country - 1000 Yard Stare Lyrics




You should have called me a brother
You should have been real close
But you knew I loved you brother
Enough to take over your post

But you were asleep my brother
I didn’t mean you no harm
You were asleep when they came through the wire
And I couldn’t reach the alarm

I guess it’s always with me
I guess it will always be there
When I step on the runway I always will see
The boy with the thousand yard stare

I wanna tell you brother
I didn’t want to be there
It was my time for sleeping brother
But I went and left you up there

I guess it’s always with me
I guess it will always be there
When I step on the runway I always will see
The boy with the thousand yard stare

You’ll never leave me brother
Though I watched them fly you back home
I’m still in country brother
I won’t make the world on my own

I guess it’s always with me
I guess it will always be there
As I step on the runway I always will see
The boy with the thousand yard stare

I guess it’s always with me
I guess it will always be there
As I step on the runway I always will see
The boy with the thousand yard stare

I guess it’s always with me
I guess it will always be there
As I step on the runway I always will see
The boy with the thousand yard stare





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Big Country 1000 Yard Stare Comments
  1. hunterswine

    Or for as long as we choose

  2. hunterswine

    It matters not their lies. They will close their eyes as we live forever.

  3. James Orth

    I thought I had something to do with the Vietnam War

  4. jerry firth

    brilliant album

  5. James Ballantyne

    Isabellle , This song is about me The Seer James Ballantyne WEE Bally from Broughton Road edinburgh I want to know you ? Is it you Lynn. if so find me i am The seer himself love jbx

    poppyhimbo

    i used to think I was The Seer. Also, around the same time, Iron Maiden came out with 7th Son of a 7th Son, about a boy with special power to see the future; Rush Power Windows and on and on and on......."thats a desperate way to look for someone who is still a child".............i used to think

    Jon Coktoastin

    Narcissism, people.

  6. Richard David

    You should have called me a brother
    You should have been real close
    But you knew I loved you brother
    Enough to take over your post

    I guess it’s always with me
    I guess it will always be there
    As I step on the runway I always will see
    The boy with the thousand yard stare (thousand yard stare)

    But you were asleep my brother
    I didn’t mean you no harm
    You were asleep when they came through the wire
    And I couldn’t reach the alarm

    I guess it’s always with me
    I guess it will always be there
    As I step on the runway I always will see
    The boy with the thousand yard stare (thousand yard stare)

    You’ll never leave me brother
    Though I watched them fly you back home
    I’m still in country brother
    I won’t make the world on my own

    I guess it’s always with me
    I guess it will always be there
    As I step on the runway I always will see
    The boy with the thousand yard stare

    I guess it’s always with me
    I guess it will always be there
    As I step on the runway I always will see
    The boy with the thousand yard stare (thousand yard stare)
    The boy with the thousand yard stare
    The boy with the thousand yard stare

  7. XTimsonX

    wow love this BC song so much :) thx :)

  8. Alex E

    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kr050

    @Stuart Adamson - In A Big Country This has always been one of my favorite BC songs.